Obituary for Gregg Parker

Photo of Gregg Parker holding a quite small fish.
Gregg Parker with one of the largest fishes he ever caught.

Gregg Weston Parker of Harrison died March 23, 2020. He was 61. He was born July 17, 1958, to Wylie and Janis Parker.

Parker was a man of integrity, filled with love and generosity for his family and friends. He was a graduate of Fayetteville High School and a member of the Class of ’76.

He was a member of the Future Farmers of America in high school, competing with classmate Jeff Bailey in the state convention at Hot Springs. He also competed in PeeWee and Babe Ruth League baseball through junior high and high school, playing for the First National team.

He graduated from the University of Arkansas and the New England Culinary Institute. While in college, he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was owner of Parker’s RV Park in Harrison for over 20 years before retiring this past year.

He is survived by his parents; sisters Melanie Cash and Brooke Sisney; his devoted uncles and aunts: Wayne and Hattie Parker, Wendell and Joan Parker, and Weston and Anne Rogers; his nephews and niece: Austin, Taylor, Parker and Presleigh; and many loving cousins.

Parker will be remembered for his big heart, exceptional sense of humor, warm smile, and his endless love of fishing. Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Reunion Photo 1986

The 1986 reunion was held at the old Elks Lodge on Zion Road. More than 100 alumni attended different events of the reunion.

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Front row: Hal Poole, Steve Jones, Eddie LaClair, Mike Tribble, Gregg Parker, Steve Smith, Rick Witherspoon, Soren Kraemer, Gary Streigler, Dan Wickliff, Charlie Alison, Janet Sherman, Loree Treat, Paula Faires, Liz Reagan, ??

Second row: ??, Shelley Faddis, Liz Adam, Thyrsie Anderson, Linda Williams, Sue Stockton, Becky Riggs, ??, Barbara Kane, Linda Langham, Sylvia Blyholder, Kristi Corn, Phyllis Parham, Cathy Huff, Regina Strong, Nancy Dodson, Jackie Ward, ??

Third row: Tim Smith, ??, Bill Guirl, Jody Tyson, Billie Bacha, Lisa Beard, Deanna Edens, Susan Chism, Terry Miller, Karan Carpenter, ??, ??, Pam Meinecke, Pat Bryan, Cheryl Clinehens, Teensy Kirby, Teresa Garrison, Sherri Starr, Nancy Stanberry, Tammi Garrett, Linda Colwell, Amy Wilson, Brian Noland.

Fourth row: Steven Yancey, ??, Nina Rolloff, Judy Goff, Hugh Painter, Nathan McKinney, Stephen McGinnis, Brian Holt, Debbie, Drake, Jeff Ward, Rick Turner, Janice Fuller, Gail Davis, Vickie Talburt, Lisa Lashley, Karen Waite, Cathy McRee, ??, Kathy Peele, Ann Scarbrough, Suzie Jenkins.

Fifth row: Jeff Bailey, Dick Reese, Drew Phillips, ??, Gary Hall, Bill Watkins, ??, Jeff Hobbs, ??, ??, Mike Lyman, Phillip Brown, Kathy Trice, Jeff England, Anna Leichner, Betsy Stewart, Rachel Walters

If you recognize someone whom we have yet to identify, send a note to FayettevilleClassof76@gmail.com.

Neighbors to Reese

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Janice Neighbors

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George Niblock

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Brian Noland

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Cindy Norwood

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Tim O’Brien

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Larry O’Connor

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Lisa Osburn

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Marsha Osing

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Hugh Painter

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Phyllis Parham

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Gregg Parker

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Mike Parker

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Lynn Patrick

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Mike Patrick

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Kathy Peele

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Betsy Perkins

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Ronald Perry

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Debbie Peterson

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Dennis Peterson

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Andrew Phillips

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Kathryn Polivka

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Hal Poole

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Kevin Rains

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Dwayne Ralston

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Liz Reagan

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Donna Reed

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Janis Reed

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Rick Reed

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Terry Reed

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Dick Reese